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Ayurveda hope for blocked hearts

india Updated: Apr 29, 2010 13:48 IST
Anuraag Singh
Anuraag Singh
Hindustan Times
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A green ray of hope for patients of renal failure and coronary heart blocks!

Power of Ayurveda coupled with healthy and controlled diet has helped postpone dialysis and renal transplant in acute cases of renal failure at the PD Patel Ayurvedic Hospital in Nadiad (Gujarat).

As per Prof SN Gupta, the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, in as many as 2000 cases of renal failure, spanning from early stage to cases where kidney's functioning is not more than ten per cent, the bouquet of Ayurvedic medicines, Medicated Enema and healthy and restricted diet coupled with healthy lifestyle has postponed dialysis and renal transplant from four year to life long postponement.

Also the senior professor of Kaya Chikitsa at JS Ayurvedic College, Nadiad (which operates the Patel Hospital), Gupta said a consortium of Ayurvedic medicines, spanning from Punarnava, Shilajeet and Koksavadi Guggul have been used to success for treating patients of renal failure at the hospital.

The Ayurvedic medicines have been coupled with Basti Karma (medicated Enema) and diet and lifestyle changes as per instructions given in Ayurvedic texts.

"The troika of medicines, enema and diet-lifestyle changes have helped us postpone dialysis and kidney transplant from four years to life long postponement, depending on degree of renal failure," Gupta maintained.

Already the data of the successful postponement of dialysis and renal transplant has been published in local medical journals and is up for publication in Ayu, a quarterly peer review journal of research published by the Gujarat Ayurved University.

Gupta further said that at the hospital, Ayurveda is being used to manage chronic heart and liver problems, particularly Liver Cirrhosis and Coronary Arterial Blockages.

"For managing chronic arterial blockages we use the time tested Panchkarma Therapy to purify the body and resultantly clear blockages and improve blood circulation followed by use of Ayurvedic herbs like Triphala and Arjun to maintain optimal functioning of blood circulation in body which was achieved via Panchkarma Therapy," Gupta said.

"We've ten year follow-up of 150-plus cases where the arterial blockages have been cleared up to 75 pc, which is being published shortly in Ayurveda journals," he added.

Based on cause of Liver Cirrhosis, Ayurvedic management of the disorder, which turns fatal, is also underway.